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System Number: 03796
Date: [20 April 1890][1]
Author: JW
Place: [Paris]
Recipient: Stéphane Mallarmé[2]
Place: Paris
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler M130
Document Type: ALS/W


[telegraph form, Fr.:] Mon cher ami -

Il est possible que je parte demain, ainsi faites moi grace [sic] de votre soirée et venez diner avec moi - Nous dinerons à 8. heures et vous me trouverez à l'hotel du Helder -

Presentez mes compliments à Madame Mallarmé[3], et à Mademoiselle[4] et priez les de me pardonner

Votre devoué

[butterfly signature]


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Translation:

My dear friend - it is possible that I may be leaving tomorrow, so honour me with your evening by coming to have dinner with me. We shall dine at 8 o'clock and you will find me at the hotel du Helder -

Give my compliments to Madame and Mademoiselle Mallarmé and ask them to forgive me

Your devoted

[butterfly signature]


Envelope:

SERVICE TÉLÉGRAPHIQUE [etc.]

[postmark:] PARIS-03 / BD MALESHERBES . 6 / T 20 / AVRIL / 90
Monsieur Stéphane Mallarmé
89. Rue de Rome
PARIS


Notes:

1.  [20 April 1890]
Dated from the postmark. Published in Barbier, Carl P., ed., Correspondance Mallarmé-Whistler: Histoire de la grande amitié de leurs dernières années, Paris, 1964 [GM, A.28], no. XXX, p. 55.

2.  Stéphane Mallarmé
Stéphane Mallarmé (1842-1898), Symbolist writer and poet [more]. He did not receive the telegram in time (see #13444).

3.  Madame Mallarmé
Marie Mallarmé (b. 1835), née Gerhard, wife of Stéphane Mallarmé [more].

4.  Mademoiselle
Stephanie Françoise Geneviève Mallarmé (1864-1919), later Mme Bonniot [more].